Great Adirondack Trail Run set for June 15

— The Mountaineer in Keene Valley will be hosting the ninth annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 15.

Event proceeds will support the Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Boquet River Association (BRASS). There are two runs: an 11.5 mile strenuous run (2,900’ of vertical gain and 3,100’ of loss) up the back side of Hopkins Mountain and down to Keene Valley, beginning at 9 a.m., and a 3.5 mile fun run from Baxter Mountain Tavern to Keene Valley, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit mountaineer.com/trail-run/ or call The Mountaineer at 576-2281 to register.

For those who wish to attend and support your river associations, there will be vendors, live entertainment, food and drink starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Valley Country Club. The Club is located at 8 Country Club Way off of NYS Route 73. The proceeds from the event will support AsRA and BRASS’ watershed improvement efforts.

AsRA depends on the generosity of its donors and the strength of its volunteers to accomplish its watershed enhancement projects which include community flood resiliency, aquatic habitat improvement, improved river access, watershed management planning, and community education. www.ausableriver.org

BRASS is a membership-based, volunteer-oriented organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of water and life in the 280-square mile Boquet River watershed. Formed in 1984, BRASS uses a collaborative, non-regulatory approach to watershed management. www.boquetriver.org

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